Catherine Merridale

Winner of the 2014 Wolfson History Prize and
Winner of the 2014 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize

Catherine Merridale

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Catherine Merridale

Catherine Merridale is an award-winning writer and historian.  Her most recent book, Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History (Allen Lane, October 2013) is published in paperback by Penguin Books in May 2014.  Red Fortress won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize in April 2014 and the Wolfson History Prize in June 2014.  Catherine Merridale is the author of four other books on Russian history, including Night of Stone, which won the 2001 Heinemann Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and Ivan’s War, a history of the experience of Red Army soldiers in the Second World War.  Her books, which have won international acclaim, have been translated into fifteen languages.  Catherine Merridale also writes and broadcasts about Russian politics, culture and current affairs, and she is a regular visitor to Moscow and St Petersburg. 

'Catherine Merridale is a superb historian, among the very best of her generation' - Tony Judt